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local ophthalmologist starts doing liposuction

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by broadway, May 2, 2007.

  1. broadway

    broadway 2+ Year Member

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    Is that safe? I'm sure he took a wet lab and now he is doing lipo. But optometrists can't do puctal plugs b/c we may kill a pt. What a joke.
     
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  3. EyeBaller

    EyeBaller SUNY-O Class of 2008 2+ Year Member

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    He has the almighty "MD" of course it's safe!
     
  4. luckyfool

    luckyfool SUNY Opt 5+ Year Member

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    that's a little dangerous. why would patients go to a non-licensed plastic surgeon for a lipo?
     
  5. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    maybe he's double boarded ? You never know.

    People spend more time researching what kind of car they're going to buy than who they're going to for elective surgery. Scary, but true.
     
  6. ODduck

    ODduck Future Oregon OD 2+ Year Member

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    Judging by this one story, EVERY Ophthalmologist wants to expand their practice into something they aren't trained for just like EVERY OD wants to expand their practice into ocular surgery.

    Right? Isn't that the logic that's being used these days?
     
  7. eyelectric

    eyelectric Pacific Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

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    They are all running a business and they want to maximize profits. One good way to do that is to expand the services offered and therefore expand their patient base. As long as they have proper training and can do the job without killing or injuring someone, then why not?
     
  8. IndianaOD

    IndianaOD 2+ Year Member

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    That's exactly the logic of ODs pushing for scope. If you're trained to do it, then you should be allowed to do it. Makes sense to me.
     
  9. EyeBaller

    EyeBaller SUNY-O Class of 2008 2+ Year Member

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    Agreed. The problem is, an MD means you can do what you like after taking a "course" in an area, and OD means you have to spend millions of dollars and lobby to take care of your patients.
     

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